People love a good hook-up. It’s fun to see budding romances like Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. It’s also intriguing to see how love develops, like with Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Jason Statham. And it’s funny to learn how opposites attract, like with the Olsen twins and their much-older mates. But it’s even more fun to watch break-ups. It might be mean-spirited, but it’s the truth.
With break-ups come dirty laundry, and the public yearns to hear the gritty details about infidelity, financial woes and personality clashes. A perfect case in point is the break up between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The public is fascinated by the hidden drama that was going on between them, from secret drinking to hellish abuse. Of course, no one wishes that sort of fate on anyone, but it’s the kind of thing where you can’t look but you can’t look away. In fact, break-ups are more highly publicized than hook-ups. It’s gotten to the point where as soon as a couple confirms that they’re together, everyone starts hypothesizing about their eventual demise. There are a plethora of Hollywood couples out there that fans are just waiting to see break up. Here is a rundown of the top couples we want to see end things for good. Let’s face it, in the world of entertainment, no one is in it for better or for worse. The best we can hope for is some good gossip along the way.
15 Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton just got together and already people are rooting for them to break up. This is due in large part to the seedy way they got together. Basically, they are both rumored to be cheaters and no one likes a cheater. People want to see them get their comeuppances – especially Stefani. Millennials probably don’t remember this, but Stefani had a steady thing going with Tony Kanal (the bassist from her No Doubt days) for years – until she met Gavin Rossdale. Then, she dropped Kanal like a hot potato once she met Rossdale. Fans aren’t liking that she’s now doing the same thing again.
14 Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum
Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum are a hot couple. They met on set, and managed to get married and start a family despite all the pitfalls of Hollywood. They’re juicy, and men and women alike want a taste. But it’s hard to fantasize about someone when they are happily married, so many are rooting for them to break up. In a sad way, that’d be really hot. Dewan would likely get more press, and be busy with revenge bikini photo sessions. Tatum would be filmed going from the bar to the gentlemen’s club to the after party with his boys and be surrounded by a bevy of beautiful women. People want to see that spectacle more than they want to see their movies.
13 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
This couple is so over-exposed they almost didn’t make the list. But in order to preserve some journalistic integrity, we had to include them. People want to see them break up so bad they can taste it. Kanye West is regarded as a loud mouth with an ego the size of California, and Kim Kardashian is one pretty little thing who needs to take a time out. But put them both together and they are exponentially assaulting to all the senses. The public is sick of their dynamic, and they want to see them go away. It’s the same way people felt about Bennifer. Sure, there will be a lot of extra drama when they split, but it’ll be worth it in the end.
12 Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Men want to see this couple break up because they want to have their chance with Blake Lively, and women want it so that they can finally catch Ryan Reynolds in-between ladies. There’s also another reason: the couple is super boring. They’re not ultra-private, they are just dull. And if there’s one thing the public wants to see, it’s drama. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds never give PDAs, their fights aren’t broadcasted, and you can bet there isn’t a bedroom tape of them. What a snooze-fest. At least if they broke up then there would be some news.
11 Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady
The tide has changed for Tom Brady ever since “deflate gate.” He was once regarded as an all-around guy: a star athlete, a real charmer, and good looking to boot. Now the public has seen his true colors and they don’t like it. That got a lot of people soured on his relationship with his wife Gisele Bundchen. Suddenly it seemed like he was just leeching off of her. Not only does she make way more money than he does, but it kind of seems like he was just treating her as a trophy wife. It’s time for Brady to be knocked down a peg, and for Gisele to find a real man. Maybe she could even get back with Leonardo DiCaprio.
10 Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have morphed from the hottest couple on the planet to a total wash. They’re old and worn out, and just resting on their laurels. When was the last time either one of them made a memorable movie? Now, all they focus on is promoting their liberal beliefs, and getting press for Jolie’s latest ailment. The public misses the days when Jolie was swapping blood with Billy Bob Thornton and Pitt was a poster boy for cool movies like Fight Club. They’re too serious and would be better apart. And enough with those kids already!
9 Victoria and David Beckham
It’s been widely reported that it is splitsville for the Beckhams. Of course, no one will believe it until the ink is dry on the divorce papers since break ups are usually publicized prematurely. In the meantime, the public is hoping the two part ways. What goes up must come down, and this power couple has got to go. They’ve lost their sparkle, just as David has run out of hairstyles to wear and Victoria has run out of different ways to stare icily into the camera. David could be a very eligible bachelor, and we hope he enjoys being single in a big way. As for Victoria, this little princess should just fade away like the other Spice Girls. Who needs her?
8 Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
A lot of people would be very happy to see Emily Blunt and John Krasinski break up, for the simple reason that they don’t understand what all the fuss is about. It might have been big news when they got together, but that was ages ago. We’re tired of hearing what a hot couple they are because the fact is that they aren’t even lukewarm. Blunt is average looking on a good day, and her looks are totally ruined by her liver lips. Krasinski is funny looking at best, with his big ears and goofy grin.
7 Sofia Vergara and Joe Mangianello
The media loves to put people up on a pedestal just so they can knock them off. And that’s exactly what’s going on with Sofia Vergara and Joe Mangianello. They are so hot we can practically see smoke between them. So it’s only natural that people are waiting patiently for their love affair to sour and end in divorce. In all fairness, the chances of a power couple surviving for more than a few years in Hollywood are slim, so people aren’t exactly counting their chickens before they’re hatched. Their wedding was such a big to-do that a divorce would likely be even more sensationalized. They’ll be fine, because Vergara is a very desirable woman and Mangianello is no slouch himself. Everyone will want a piece of that action. And just think about who they might hook up with next!
6 George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin
Men and women are still furious with George Clooney for getting married. This supposedly confirmed bachelor made a career out of publicly denouncing the institution of marriage, and swearing that he’d never walk down the aisle. Then there he went! Clooney is a great guy’s guy, and he was a beacon of hope for bachelors everywhere that singledom was where it’s at. Women wanted him single for the obvious reasons. What further enraged fans was his choice of woman: a liberal intellectual. If Clooney was going to get married, fans thought it would be to a total hottie. Amal Alamuddin is exotically beautiful, but she’s just steering Clooney into being more political and less Hollywood. We love him because he’s so sharp, but he needs to stick to his wheelhouse: acting and directing.
5 Kelly Preston and John Travolta
This couple isn’t exactly hot, but they are definitely near the top of couples that people want to see break up. Why? Because the public widely believes that John Travolta is in the closet, and they want to see him being true to himself and not hiding behind Kelly Preston who he has turned into a beard. They come across even faker than all those toupees he wears. Travolta wouldn’t have much to lose if he did confirm rumors about his sexual preferences, because his career has been in the toilet for years. Preston is still gorgeous at 53, and we think she should get to explore the world. She’d make an excellent cougar.
4 Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
The tipping point for the public turning against Chrissy Teigen and husband John Legend, was when the two of them went out for a date night just days after their daughter was born. The couple claimed they needed a break. After one week? Get real! What’ll happen when the kid is two? The cat is out of the bag, and people finally realize that this couple was over-hyped by the media machine. Alone they weren’t anything special, but once they were put together their forces combined and they were unstoppable – until now! A divorce should settle their hash, and the public couldn’t be looking forward to it any more eagerly. Let’s see what they can do when they have to fend for themselves.
3 Cara Delevingne and Anne Clark
Cara Delevingne is getting hot and heavy with her girlfriend, Anne Clark. A lot of the public wants to see these two ladies get together, because it would be the biggest thing since Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi… and it would be way hotter. However, there is a segment of the public that is hoping that the two of them break up in order to test an important sociological theory. The theory is that young starlets often claim to like girls in order to be risqué and garner publicity. For example, Megan Fox claims to be bisexual, but we rarely see her getting intimate with a woman and she is currently expecting her third child with her husband; Lady Gaga has come out as bisexual, but her most serious relationships have always been with men. So, the test is to see what happens if Delevingne and Clark break up. If Delevingne moves onto another woman, then it’s more likely we’ll call a spade a spade. But, if she goes to a man, then this theory just might have some muster.
2 Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley
Tom Hardy is the new it-guy, so it’s natural that the public is dismayed that he’s taken by Charlotte Riley. Girls don’t like it because they want Hardy to be single, so they can imagine that they have a chance with him. And it’s far more fun to fantasize about a hunky Hardy playing video games alone than it is knowing that he’s at home with his wife fixing dinner. Guys like Hardy for his reformed bad boy persona, and they enjoy imagining themselves in his shoes. They’d love to see him partying with his bros instead of spending his Friday night streaming with the old ball and chain.
1 Beyonce and Jay-Z
Beyonce and Jay-Z have been rumored to be on the rocks for ages. So pull off the Band-Aid already! Beyonce needs to stop cloaking her accusations about Jay-Z in songs, and needs to be the independent woman she claims to be and take ownership of her life. Similarly, Jay-Z needs to prove he’s still a hustler, baby. He needs to move on and get his while the gettin’s good. They need to stop stringing the whole marriage thing along and move forward. Just think about all the great music that would come out of it! Break-ups are fodder for lyrical inspiration, and we know they’d have an epic hip-hop war.